Resume

EDUCATION

Masters in Education, Old Dominion University: 2012-2014

Bachelor of Arts, English, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2008
Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2008

 

WORK

Freelance Writer, www.sheenajeffers.com

Working closely with the client to create engaging, educational and impactful web content, blogs, news articles, columnist, features, business spotlights/profiles, magazine writing, advertising copywriting, real estate, non-profit writing, press release writing, instructional design.

Clients: U.S. Department of Energy, Jefferson Lab, Answers.com, Rose & Womble Realty, The Grit & Grace Project, Young & Salty.

Instructional Design Specialist, Curriculum that Cruises

Designing curriculum that addresses different histories, localities, cultures and countries. Curriculum is distributed to school systems throughout the U.S. 

Chief Experience Officer & Certified Wellness Life Coach, WELLwomen, Inc. 

Guiding private or group-based clients through techniques, approaches and analyses of current behaviors, habits and assumptions in an effort to create a healthy, balanced and well-lived life. 

Yoga Instructor (RYT 200), Seas Life, LLC.

Offering private or group lessons to clients looking to further their yoga practice. 

Adjunct Dance Professor, Old Dominion University 

Teaching college students dance history and choreography. Guiding students through writing-intensive courses on observing and evaluating an art form. 

DANCE EDUCATION

Old Dominion University
Modern, Advanced Ballet, Yoga, Pilates, Conditioning for Dancers, Dance History, Anatomy/Kinesiology, Composition

Broadway Dance Center
Hip-hop, Broadway Jazz, Contemporary

Richmond Ballet
Ballet, jazz and modern

Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU Department of Dance (Modern, Ballet, Improvisation)

Governor’s School for the Arts – Norfolk, Virginia
Musical Theater Department

Denise Wall’s Dance Energy – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Contemporary

Bobbi & Helen School of Dance
Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap

New York City Dance Alliance
Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Ballet

Ann Catherine Cross School of Dance – Mechanicsville, Virginia
Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theater, Modern

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Todd Rosenlieb Dance, School Director, 2014 – 2016 – Norfolk, Virginia
Advanced Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop, Musical Theater, Contemporary
http://www.trdance.org

Old Dominion University
Dance History, Choreography
www.odu.edu

Tidewater Community College
Yoga Philosophy, History and Practice
www.tcc.edu

WELLwomen, Inc.
Private and group life coaching.
www.ourwellwomen.com

Education Closet
Online workshops for arts integration
www.educationcloset.com

WRITING EXPERIENCE
Ballet Shoes & Bobby Pins
Owner, Content Manager

Answers.com
Dance Expert Writer

The Grit & Grace Project
Contributing Writer

Young & Salty
Contributing Writer

ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 
National Dance Education Organization (NDEO): Member
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), focused on the Whole Child Initiative: Member
Special Olympics: Supporter, Fundraiser
Virginians for the Arts: Board Member

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

CoVA Business Magazine’s Millennial on the Move: 2016
Dominion ArtStars Award, presented by Virginians for the Arts: 2015
VCU Dean Society Executive Committee: 2012
VCU Dean Society Executive Committee: 2012
Top Blogger for Old Dominion University: 2010
Best Performer, VCU Dance Team: 2008
Emerging Leader, VCU: 2006

SHEENA’S STUDENTS HAVE…
Been accepted into: James Madison University, East Carolina University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Governor’s School programs
Been chosen as Style Weekly’s “Top 16 Under 16” for 2011 and 2012
Performed with Jason Mraz
Chosen as dance models for Wolff Fording Dance Costumes
Appeared in Glee: The Concert Movie